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August 13th, 2010 - 3:08 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Our Most Important Job

“The kids in Africa were soooo amazing and so darn cute.” And so, the smoke poured out of my ears before I could even have my morning coffee.[...]

August 2nd, 2010 - 9:16 pm § in Good Practice

Reuters: New report, model of best practice for aid world

For Camfed, governance is about...who controls resources, and where and to whom accountability lies within the communities it serves, said the report. It is also about the relationships and structures through which communities organise themselves.[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 11:52 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

More on why ‘How Matters’

I believe that our role as “outsiders,” whether we are working for a multilateral donor in Nairobi or having wanderlust dreams during our unfulfilling job in Ohio, must be about getting community leaders the resources that they need to address their own priorities.[...]

July 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

A Heartbreaker

Yes, the paradigm of development can break our hearts. But everyday, we have a choice. Will we slump into the system? Or will we challenge the parts of it that prevent us from feeling and exhibiting compassion?[...]

June 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

A Question Resonates

Answers to: “If you personally could do one thing to change "the system" of foreign aid and development assistance, what would you do?” The number and diversity of responses has been overwhelming...and it keeps coming.[...]